I really enjoyed yesterday digging up those old songs on YouTube, not just those that shed light on the article we were blogging about but also the ones you suggested in the comments. I was also trading songs back and forth off line, with my assistant Zach showing me a tune by the Ozark Mountain Daredevils and me coming back with Roy Acuff’s “Wreck on the Highway.”
Let’s do that for its own sake. Given that YouTube seems to have virtually every song anyone has ever heard of, post a YouTube link in the comments to a song that you would like to share with the present company of Cranach readers. Pick ones that you think the rest of us would enjoy or find edifying or find interesting. Obscure songs–ones that most of us probably are not aware of–would be especially welcome.
I myself, for all of my high culture pretensions, am pretty well-versed in rock ‘n’ roll circa 1950-1980, as well as folk and classic country music, but I am way out of touch with popular music today. So I would appreciate learning about some contemporary artists. I have been critical of contemporary Christian music, but I suspect there are some good songs in that genre, so if you know of some, I’d be glad to learn about them.
I suspect others of you are sadly ignorant about musical geniuses such as Bob Wills, Bill Monroe, and Hank Williams. Or cutting-edge musicians like Django Reinhardt or Bela Fleck and the Flecktones. Perhaps someone could complete your education. All genres are fair game: bluegrass, jazz, classical, even rap and metal as long as the lyrics don’t transgress the PG-13 standards of this blog. Everything from opera to the op’ry.
Get the idea? A word of introduction would be helpful–why do you think this is so good and what do we need to know to appreciate it?–followed by a link. Take it away. . .